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Bright night shining clouds

10.8.2022 at 02.40 - Espoo (IV)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

I woke up at night and walked around to take a look at the situation. In Unenpöpperö, I didn't quite understand if they were vypps or if the morning was already dawning here. They seem to have been that themselves.

Images: 2 pcs

Active aurora band

9.8.2022 at 01.30 - Vaasa (III)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

After the catastrophic automatic exposure errors the night before, I took the Osmo to the roof with manual settings of ISO 800 and 5s exposures. No night clouds appeared and I made sure of it by taking a look at the situation at 01 with a drone. However, there seems to have been repos during the night. A small timelapse of that. It's hard to say now if they were that dim, or if a longer exposure time would have intensified them...

Active aurora band

8.8.2022 at 01.30 - Vaasa (III)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

Now the limits of OsmoAction came up. It was on duty for the waltzing night clouds. The sensitivity of the camera is perfectly sufficient for them. Now that there would have been fast repos on the farm, the automatic exposure was badly underpowered. It seems that the camera does not take more than 1/8 s exposures with automatic mode :( So for repos, you have to switch to the manual side. E.g. 4 s exposures would be too much for vypes. I'll post a couple of really briskly shot pictures from last night. The quality is really bad...

Images: 2 pcs

Primary rainbow

6.8.2022 at 19.25 - Kauhava (III)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

On the way back from Vuokatti to Vaasa, we encountered quite heavy rain in the Kuopio region. There were no flashes in the pictures. Closer to home, I got a helper bus from the place for a nap after noticing a few raps from behind from the main rainbow. Now that it seems pretty quiet on the sea ice front, I'll put the pictures here.

Images: 3 pcs

Bright night shining clouds

5.8.2022 at 00.30 - 03.00 - Sotkamo, Vuokattti (IV)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

Not night clouds from a cloud gap, but from a window gap. OsmoAction was on duty behind the window curtain of the accommodation. It would have been worth waking up and getting up, but the weather forecast didn't promise that good...

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Clearly visible night shining clouds

1.8.2022 at 01.00 - Vaasa (III)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

It was quiet compared to yesterday. Something now though.

Images: 2 pcs

Bright night shining clouds

31.7.2022 at 01.10 - Vaasa (IV)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

The alarm on the phone was at 01:00. A quick check showed that there is a bright object flying low. This time it ended up needlessly for the camera on duty over the forest on the roof, but despite a lot of resistance, I finally got the Mavic to agree to take to the sky. The shallowness of the phenomenon didn't hurt it :) The brightness was perfect even for video recording. The constant loss of connection only discouraged me from trying something more creative videoing :( By half past two, the clouds kept getting lower and lower and I went back under the blanket.

Images: 5 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

Bright night shining clouds

30.7.2022 at 01.15 - Vaasa (IV)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

Again, the weather did not favor OsnoAction's night shift on the roof. I went after one to take a look at the situation with a helicopter, but just then that thick mass of clouds rolled in from the northeast :( The only possible shooting direction was to the northwest. The VYPs were almost at their zenith at that point.

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Clearly visible night shining clouds

27.7.2022 at 00.30 - Vaasa (III)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

OsmoAction was on the roof brush again, but didn't get a catch all night. After the women's football match, I used the MiniMavic to look at the situation from a little higher up, so that I could see the horizon. There seemed to be a night cloud as well. The flight itself was quite a hazard. First, the plane ran away on its own on the way up to the eaves. After a few propeller changes, I'm on my back. The third attempt brought the machine to its senses and I was able to take these pictures. I wonder if Korona has caught the plane too. Nothing like this has ever happened before.

Images: 2 pcs

Bright night shining clouds

23.7.2022 at 22.30 - 03.30 - Vaasa (IV)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

OsmoAction was at work again with the roof brush. Fortunately, he also got a catch. That blush might be in the lower cloud cover. I can't really decide. The same reddish cloud when flying from left to right after that show. The pictures were 4s apart.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

Noctilucent clouds visible between clouds

19.7.2022 at 02.00 - Vaasa (III)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

Here it is. Osmo Action was on duty on the roof overnight. Low clouds ruined almost the whole show. In the 02 countries, it seems to have been slightly better for a few minutes in the cloud cover. Especially on the edges of the picture in the northwest and north, the clouds have been strikingly bright here as well. In the middle above, they rise dimmer towards the zenith. 95% of the rest of the time, the sky was covered by a lot of fast-moving low clouds :( From the individual Osmo pictures, the phenomenon was not clearly visible.

Other storm phenomenon

2.7.2022 at 16.00 - Vaasa (I)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

Mavicci was on duty for a long time making videos, but the lightning must have struck inside the clouds, because despite the constant rumbling, I couldn't get them in the picture. I was expecting funnel clouds from the south side of the city, but they didn't come either. I had to settle for messy rain walls this time too :(

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At least 10 lightning strikes seen

29.6.2022 at 18.30 - Vaasa (IV)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

A considerable storm rose from the south over Vaasa. In the center flooded and fell trees. After the worst storm, I raised Mavic to video the situation from the direction of Raippaluoto. Pauke was constant, but for the video I only got those flashes. A four-dimensional situation from the city when water came as one wall.

Images: 4 pcs

Other storm phenomenon

28.6.2022 at 20.00 - Vaasa (I)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

It rumbled in the direction of Raippaluoto for a long time. However, I didn’t manage to get a single flash for Mavic’s video. The water seemed to come all the way to the wall.

Antisolar rays

24.6.2022 at 22.15 - Vaasa (III)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

Midsummer greetings from Vaasa!

Images: 6 pcs

One halo form

16.6.2022 at 15.45 - Vaasa (I)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

Summer base 22.

Sunset rays

11.6.2022 at 23.00 - Vaasa (IV)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

The clouds came to ruin the description of the pollen rings at Rapatunturi. However, there were even brisk brown rays of consolation;)

Images: 2 pcs

Pollen corona

9.6.2022 at 17.45 - Vaasa (V)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

When cutting the lawn, a juniper bush statuary on the edge of the plot was just begging for a little bump. I didn't mind keeping my keys away from it :) I had already booked the Paparazzi tricks in advance.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

Pollen corona

7.6.2022 at 16.00 - Vaasa (II)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

Well. Vaasa is also starting to get its share of pine blooms :) Very delicate perimeters, but Gimp's canal mix was nice.

Several halo forms

4.6.2022 at 18.25 - Vaasa (II)
Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

Full backpack first on the phone. Järkkär later found another zyk.

Images: 2 pcs

Search result contains observations from time period 1.1.2000 klo 00.00 - 14.8.2022 klo 21.50.